The Constitution

The Constitution of the United States was written as a set of rules for
this country. Many of the "rules" have helped the country stay in order, but a
great many have been abused and taken out of context. Three provisions in the
Constitution that are important to my individual rights and liberties are
freedom of speech, freedom to vote, and that all people should be treated
These rights represent what is important to me and what I believe in.
Freedom of speech is an important right to me. It is found under Amendment one
of the Constitution. I am a very outspoken person and I like to speak my mind on
issues of all kind. The country I was born in did not guarantee freedom of
speech. People could be arrested or even killed for expressing their opinion.
My parents tell me of some things they went through just to express their
thoughts. Those stories have made me appreciate the right to speak without fear
of being punished by the government. The writer s of the Constitution wanted
people to feel safe that they could express their thoughts, but they did not
mean that a pornography store should be allowed to do business a few blocks from
public schools. I myself like speaking and telling other people what I think is
right and what I think is wrong, but the well being of the public has to be
taken into consideration. The freedom of speech insures me that right to speak
When I turn eighteen, I am permitted to vote for people representing my
state. I actively watch the news and think about politics. With all the
corruption and "bad politics", the wrong people have forced some of the "good"
people out of the government. I feel the right to vote is an important right to
me because it lets me to put better people in the government. It also lets me
decide who I want to run in office what people should be in office. Many
countries do not elect their government officials. In the United States when
you turn eighteen, you pick what's best for the country.
In the preamble to the Constitution it states "We the people of the
United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice…" The
phrase "establish justice" means ensure equality for all Americans. The founders
of the Constitution wanted a country where all people were equal, and were
treated equal. But the country is a long way from that. Equality is a thing
that would make this country great. The Constitution is a guidance of all
Americans. It states the laws, the rules, procedure the United States should go
in. Freedom of speech, the right to vote, and equality are the most important
provisions to me. If these ideas from the Constitution were taken into context
and understood for what they really meant, the United States would be a much
better place.